'Fiesta De La Flor' 2016: 21 Reasons To Celebrate Selena Quintanilla Legacy At Festival

Fiesta de la Flor
We celebrate Selena Quintanilla's legacy with all the reasons you shouldn't miss the "Fiesta de la Flor" tribute festival! Facebook/FiestaDeLaFlorCC

It's been over two decades since the beloved, talented, and charismatic Selena Quintanilla passed away. Her legacy, however, is stronger that ever. March 31st marks 21 years since the irreplaceable Queen of Tejano died. Though the gloomy day of March 31st, 1995 is still a clear vision to fans, we focus on all the happy moments that she left.

For example, every one of her washing-machine dance moves on YouTube. Her captivating pearly white smile, along with her addicting laughter. The powerful messages sent via her lyrics, such as "Ya No" and "Tu Que Creeias?" Also the happy-go-lucky tunes that remain a hit, such as "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom" and "Baila Esta Cumbia." And how can we forget the way this Mexican-American goddess treated her fans? Yes, she's gone but never forgotten. 

In honor of her 21st death anniversary, we put together a list with all of the reasons you should check out the 2nd Annual Fiesta de la Flor. The music festival kicked off in 2015 for Selena's 20th death anniversary. The sold-out inaugural event drew nearly 55,000 fans from all over the world; however, this year it's expected to garner over 70,000 fans. Fiesta de la Flor 2016, which is already becoming a tradition for fans, will run from May 6 to 7 in Texas. With that said, check out some of the reasons you won't want to miss this year's pachanga

Selena Quintanilla Selena Quintanilla performs at the Houston Astrodome in Texas on February 26, 1995. EMI

1) The event organizers are going big, expanding the two-day festival to include the American Bank Center and Art Museum of South Texas. 
2) But the fun doesn't stop there, as North Bayfront Park will still serve as the hub for the festival.
3) Tickets for the event are very affordable: $10 for a single day or $15 for a two-day pass.
4) Enjoy the best of Tejano music with their star-studded lineup.
5) Pete Astudillo from Los Dinos.
6) La Mafia. Nuff' said. 
7) Rock out to the music of Selena's widower and Grammy-winning musician Chris Perez. 
8) And don't forget to check out Isabel Marie live, they say she's a mini-Selena in the works.
9) Needless to say, she's a signed artist on the Quintanilla's record label, Q Productions.
10) Speaking of, you'll probably run into the Quintanilla family at the event ---have that camera ready!
11) It's a family-friendly event.
12) Make friends with other Selena fans.
13) Traveling from another state? Texas is home to everything and anything Selena.
14) Do some sightseeing: The museum, the statue, her former beauty salon ... you name it! 
15) You can dress up in your favorite Selena outfit.
16) Meaning, take out the jewels and decorate that bustier!
17) Single? You never know if you'll meet your chico/chica del apartamento 512
18) Not single? This is the perfect date. No if's, and's, or but's!
19) Most probably there will be very cool Selena giveaways ---last year they had a Fiesta de la Flor guitar signed by the performers. 
20) You just know Selena will be there too. 
21) Because anything for Selenas, right?

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Jessica Lucia Roiz

Jessica L. Roiz is a Miami-based bilingual journalist of Nicaraguan descent. In addition to Latin Times, she's published in VOXXI, The Miami Herald, Huffington Post, La Opinion, El Nuevo Herald, The Latin Kitchen and more. With over 10-years experience in digital media, she's nothing but passionate and creative with her work. When she's not writing or editing videos, she can be found listening to rock en Español, dancing bachata, reading Paulo Coelho, missing Selena Quintanilla or relaxing in Nicaragua. She's also the founder of ALoNica con la Roiz and PulsoPOP